As a Chandigarh based Makeup Artist, I get clients of different tastes. Some prefer nude makeup and others want to go as bold as possible. I won’t say I like any one of these over the other because I love challenges and I love experiencing.
With whites, Makeup can be a tricky business and the onus of the final look rests on a Makeup Artist. Usually I look at the jewellery and the embroidery to make up my mind about which direction to go in. I also take into account the personality of my client and her comfort level. I strongly believe that if my client is not comfortable with a look that I have given her, she won’t look as amazing as she can when she is confident with what I have put on her. That doesn’t mean that I doubt my skills, it only means that I look at the big picture.
Here are a few pointers –
1. Keep the time of the function in mind: if it is a morning function, keep the eye makeup slightly soft. Lips can be decided as per comfort level, outfit, ceremony, jewellery etc.
2. The undertones of the skin: skin has cool or warm undertones and an experienced makeup artist must check and proceed. If you doing your own makeup, make sure that you check the undertone of your skin by checking the colour of your veins or a metal test. Indian skin mostly has a warm undertone so makeup in gold and bronze-tone suits us more than rose gold or copper.
3. Focus on any one feature at a time: if you are someone who prefers a bright lip then keep your eyes subtle and vice versa. Highlighting both features can kill the serenity of the white outfit so choose your feature and highlight it according to preference.
Hope all these pointers help you.